Diopter Post List 2017-05-03T05:54:04+00:00

Diopters.  We stopped calling glasses “prescriptions” a while back, since we don’t believe a reasonable educated individual needs a so-called professional to tell them which piece of clear, curved piece of plastic to buy.  (or conversely, keep you from making your own diopter choices)

If anything, we believe that most of the mainstream will give you more diopters than you need, causing progressive myopia and all sorts of long term risky side effects.  We feel strongly about education you on the subject of testing your own refraction, of making your own diopter choices.  Glasses are far less dangerous than lots of over-the-counter drugs!  Read this section for all things related to diopters, learn about the fascinating world of bending light (to your will).    

PRO TOPIC: Diopter Equalizing / Patching (Video)

Pro topic, Holmes. Don't monkey with diopter unless you know how all the pieces work together.   If you do, here are some worthwhile posts on equalizing / patching: https://endmyopia.org/pro-tip-notes-on-diopter-equalizing/ https://endmyopia.org/whats-first-equalize-or-reduce-spherical/ http://endmyopia.org/pro-qa-equalize-differentials-first/ A lot of these scenarios are best evaluated case-by-case so be sure to learn all about diopter equalizing before trying things.  Supportive, myopia control friendly optometrist also likely great to have around. And as always, there's quite a bit of excessive patching advice floating around online.  Remember to introduce stimulus gradually [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Video|

Reducing Diopter Ratio: DIY Patching Solution (PRO TOPIC)

Diopter Ratio:  The percentage difference between your left and right eye spherical diopter values.  People sometimes refer to it as weak eye and strong eye, although I prefer not to use those terms - it is entirely normal biology for one of your eyes to be dominant (ocular dominance). We also talk about diopter ratio and ocular dominance here in the blog.  Here, here, and here.   If you're not familiar with ocular dominance and the basics on when and [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|


Maybe you've been looking for solutions to your myopia online. You probably found a zillion eye exercise sites.  Sounds less than credible to you, the hippies, plus who's got the time for all those exercises.  You probably found eye vitamins.  But you looked for studies on those on Google Scholar and found it's just fluffy B.S.  You saw eye yoga and snickered derisively, thinking about all the poor saps who fall for that lightweight Internet marketer nonsense. And then.  Then you find [...]

By |Focal Planes, Questionable Therapy, Video|

(Pro Topic) Nick: Is Time To Equalize Diopters?

Pro topic, Q&A time. Equalizing is a topic we discuss in BackTo20/20, as part of the effort to reduce your diopter complexity as you get closer and closer to not needing to wear glasses for most activities.   Equalizing:  Reducing the difference between left and right eye spherical diopters. Diopter Complexity:  The degree of difference between left and right eye spherical diopters.  Amount of cylinder correction.  Degree of difference between left and right eye cylinder.   The simpler your diopters, [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Q&A|

OH F*CK NO: Eyezen Glasses Review

Hey.  You.  Yes, you.  Would you like to know if Eyezen glasses are awesome?  Worth the extra money?  Better for your eyes? Well, pull up a chair, darling kitteh.  This review is exactly what you've been looking for. Trigger Warning:  This post contains a disproportionate volume of inconvenient truths.  Skim contents quickly if prone to being triggered.   Skip reading past the first question if you find yourself in category labeled as option 1). So, before you read this whole long [...]

By |Focal Planes|

The Big Primer On Buying Lenses (And Cost!)

Quick Lens Education:  If you're being quoted hundreds of dollars for a new pair of glasses, you may want to read this post, first.   The very last pair of optometrist "prescribed" glasses that your darling eye guru ever bought (close to -5 diopters and lots of astigmatism correction), cost me over 700 Euro. They had a very cool boutique German designed almost rubber type of tiny frame. Or frameless really, since the lenses were drilled (single screw, with a [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|

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